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Oct. 28 - E-waste emissions on rise; School of Education #8 in world

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Cirrus clouds form a wispy background for the Science Library.

Cirrus clouds form a wispy background for the Science Library. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI


Oladele Ogunseitan

Study co-author Oladele Ogunseitan is a professor of population health and disease prevention. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI

Study shows major rise in e-waste emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions from electronic devices and their associated electronic waste increased by 53% between 2014 and 2020, including 580 metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2020 alone, a new UCI study reveals. Led by Oladele Ogunseitan, a professor of population health and disease prevention in UCI’s Program in Public Health, researchers sought to measure the carbon footprint of e-waste and to estimate how much e-waste adds to the total amount of greenhouse gasses emitted into the environment. Without regulation, about 852 million metric tons of e-waste-generated air pollution will be emitted annually by 2030, the report suggests. The findings were published recently in Circular Economy.

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U.S. News & World Report ranks School of Education 8th best in world

UCI’s School of Education ranks No. 8 in the world for education and educational research schools, according to U.S. News & World Report. This recognition builds on the School of Education’s distinction as a national top 10 school, named earlier this year by the same magazine. U.S. News & World Report also ranks the school No. 4 among public schools of education and No. 10 among graduate schools of education in the nation, according to annual rankings published in March. 

UCI forms research partnership with Mexico National Polytechnic Institute 

Eight UCI faculty members are embarking on a cooperative research project with faculty and funding from the Mexico National Polytechnic Institute. The new collaborative initiative falls under the umbrella of the UCI Mexico Graduate & Research Education Program. Established in 2016, MGREP has brought 15 graduate students from Mexico to UCI as Ph.D. students, the first of whom graduated in the summer of 2022. Each joint research project will receive $25,000 in funding over 18 months from IPN. UCI engineering and information and computer sciences faculty members and IPN faculty will visit each other’s campuses and work together to produce conference presentations and publications based on their work.

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Elon Musk Completes $44 Billion Deal to Own Twitter

The New York Times, Oct. 27
Cited: David Kaye, clinical professor of law

UC Irvine study tracks mental health of masses during pandemic

Spectrum News 1, Oct. 26
Cited: Roxane Cohen Silver, Distinguished Professor of psychological science, medicine and public health

Aunjanue Ellis to Star in ‘The Nickel Boys’ for MGM’s Orion Pictures, Based on Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel

Variety, Oct. 27
Cited: Ethan Herisse, undergraduate chemistry student


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